Sunsetdancer
 


Costume :Sith Warrior
Source :Star Wars The Old Republic
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011


Costume Photos

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Costume Information

General
Cost : £680+

Description
A Sith warrior from the upcoming Old Republic game by Bioware. To be paired with PhantomShadow and his Jedi on the Sunday of Expo for the Masquerade in the elites catagory and Eternal_Aranel with her Jedi on the Saturday.

This game is yet to be realised and as such only screenshots and art have been realised. While I am using designs and such the armour is largely of my design and tbh Im making it up as I go along XD seems fitting for an mmo game based cosplay tbh. Hopefully the end result will be good.

Comments

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Lovely work on the robe, it hangs beautifully!

by Telly on Sunday, 4 September, 2011 - 21:36
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Thank you I still have to shorten it slightly so it doesn't drag so much.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 5 September, 2011 - 06:15
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Looking Cool right now dude! Wondering if you'll pull it out For October Next Year... got something Special planned and DEFINITELY requires Sith..

by Manticore on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 19:01
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Unfortunately this will be my last expo for a while. The group has decided to give them up and concentrate on cons from now on. But you never know.

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 12 September, 2011 - 19:33
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Thats fine I guess I'll still be around for Con's depending on where though

by Manticore on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 17:43
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Mainly Kitacon Ayacon/Amecon

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 17:54
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looking good!, wondering what you used to make the pattern and detailing on your chest armour?

by lastordersuk on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 14:01
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The detailing in engraved free hand into the armour using a dremel.

by Sunsetdancer on Saturday, 17 September, 2011 - 15:22
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Looking forward to this!
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU.
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Sorry.

by GAINAX on Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 00:03
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looking good man, i will have to track you down for a photo

by Mikado on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 10:35
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Ill be about Sat and Sun of Expo all plans staying the same. :D

by Sunsetdancer on Monday, 19 September, 2011 - 20:01
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the chest armor seems very difficult to make. What is the material of the armor? Is there foam in it? How could you make it so muscle-like?

by Elle on Friday, 23 September, 2011 - 07:55
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Hey Elle,

The armour is made out of EVA foam, which you can buy from places as thin sheets BUT I have opted for using interlocking floor tiles used in gyms and such. It requires a lot of messing around tbh.

First you have to template what you want, remembering that once the foam is heated it will shrink slightly and bending it reduces the length. The a heat gun is required to heat the foam to shape it, being very careful not to burn yourself (the heat gun is set to 600c), then hot glue the parts together.

Adding clips and such to make it wearable. Adding layers for detail. Adding detail using a dremel and such.

Basically patience and a little know how with some added common sence.

You can follow all my progress pics at;

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503609146&sk=photos#!/media/set/?set=a.2077755152499.2098288.1503609146

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 20:37
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Nice work, the robe looks really neat, I love the lines..reminds me of Mauls outfit.
Hope I spot you around Expo. Which day will this be?

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 22:32
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Thanks the robe was a pure fluke it came out that good tbh. The expensive material helps though.

Will be for both days.

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 27 September, 2011 - 22:39
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..is the fabric raw silk??

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 28 September, 2011 - 14:04
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I have heavy wool flannel for the cloak which is as close as the real thing used as I could get.

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 16:55
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Yeah it does look good. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Thursday, 29 September, 2011 - 22:23
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DUDE this looks so awesome so far :) was thinking of doing Darth Malges from this game some time next year.

by SnowmanKline on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 09:40
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Darth Malgus!!!!! YES!!!! You NEED to do it!

by Sunsetdancer on Sunday, 9 October, 2011 - 16:14
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<3

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 15:29
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duuuuuuuuuuuude XD

by nanahara on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 23:12
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SHINY

by eternal_aranel on Saturday, 15 October, 2011 - 23:13
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Wow, the progress on this looks amazing! :D

by Frederica la Noir on Tuesday, 18 October, 2011 - 12:34
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Thanks guys hopefully to be mostly finished by Sunday

by Sunsetdancer on Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 - 20:53
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Been following your progress for a while, it's looking excellent :) I was just wondering what kind of paint/methods you used on the foam to get that effect?

by Manjou on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 18:46
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Ive been painting warhammer for like 15 years or something so I just used exactly the same methods on this. I make up a basic darkish grey for a base coat. I used an airbrush to apply this for quickness and smooth evenness. Then mixed up a lighter grey and used the dry brushing method all over. This will give the weathered effect. Then uing a flat large brush I used a modified dry brishing method using more paint than the normal dry brush method to work on the silver for the worn away look.

Took a lot of time and effort but I think the overall look has come out really well.

The paints are simple acrylics.

by Sunsetdancer on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 19:36
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this is looking great so far! i really like your paintwork

by Leolarua on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 21:13

Looking amazing ^_^ Hope to see it in person over the weekend! 8D Gonna be looking out for that sick paint job.

-Phi

by phixix on Wednesday, 26 October, 2011 - 02:01
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epic work! looks amazing!

by Numta on Thursday, 27 October, 2011 - 13:20
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So impressive and nicely made. The armour, its detailing and painting is very neat and I like the LEDs. Also love the smartphone holder on your arm, great idea!

by Angelphie on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 20:28
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Thanks guys. Actual expo photos coming soon.

by Sunsetdancer on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 11:18
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Was amazing doing this with you. You looked awesome! Thanks again man x <3

by eternal_aranel on Friday, 4 November, 2011 - 11:10
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So much awesome ^.^

by Toshi-chan on Monday, 14 November, 2011 - 08:02
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Wow this is such an amazing cosplay! The amount of detail is just brilliant!
Congratulations on the showcase!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 5 February, 2012 - 17:03
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gratz on the showcase dude! fantastic cosplay ^^

by Fishyfins on Sunday, 5 February, 2012 - 19:44
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This is epic. Love the armour. Congrats on the showcase

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 5 February, 2012 - 20:00
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Congrats on the showcase dude!
Deserves it! :D

by Plummer on Monday, 6 February, 2012 - 02:02
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SELNGKLDNVDFBD

HEY REMEMBER THAT CONVO WE WERE HAVING ABOUT HOW YOU WERE NEXT IN OUR GROUP FOR A SHOWCASE?

THIS.

congratulations baby! :3 well deserved!

by CharlotteLuna on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 00:58
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Congrats on the showcase mate. this looks awesome!

by SnowmanKline on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 09:21
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Totally deserved!

by Emzone on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 16:35
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YES. ABOUT TIME. Also I was right :P

by eternal_aranel on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 17:01
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Thank you Emi your photos were awesome!

Laura seems your so right when it comes to things like this.... And square things....

by Sunsetdancer on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 18:04
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gratz on the showcase! well deserved

by Leolarua on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 20:26
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This absolutely deserved a showcase! Your costume was absolutely amazing, I was so impressed with the paint job when I saw it. Congrats ^-^

by Sakurastar123 on Tuesday, 7 February, 2012 - 22:50
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Thankyou everyone, I worked really hard and glad to know people like it

by Sunsetdancer on Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 18:11
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I can't believe I haven't commented on this before! This is bloody amazing and deserving of a showcase.
Congrats!

by kitty_sama on Thursday, 16 February, 2012 - 12:58
 

To-Do List

Right GauntletHighComplete
TrousersHighComplete
ContactsHighComplete
Glove Left HandHighComplete
Left GauntletHighComplete
Armour BootsHighComplete
Chest ArmourHighComplete
CoatHighComplete
Light SaberHighComplete
CloakHighComplete
Belt ArmourHighComplete
PouchesHighComplete
Glove Right HandHighComplete
Thigh ArmourHighComplete

Shopping List

Light Saber£360.00Bought
LED wiring£35.00Bought
Webbing£6.00Bought
Mod Podge£5.00Bought
Scaring Liquid£7.00Bought
Gloves£7.00Bought
LEDs£32.00Bought
Contacts£22.00Bought
Velcro£2.50Bought
Boots£23.00Bought
Paper£14.00Bought
Hot Glue£6.00Bought
EVA Foam Mats£40.00Bought
Patterns£10.00Bought
Coat Linen£45.00Bought
Cloak Wool£67.00Bought
Black Face Paint£2.89Bought
Total£684.39

Journal

Nearly Finished :D (Posted 23rd October 2011)

Completed the boots and the lower leg armour. Started to modpodge them and paint them. Also mounted the pockets onto the belt armour.

More Painting (Posted 22nd October 2011)

Painted the chest and back plates. Also Josh found some split pins to finish off the effect.

Painted 1st Thigh Section (Posted 19th October 2011)

Painted 1st Thigh Section

Painted Gauntlet, Belt and Glove (Posted 18th October 2011)

Painted Gauntlet, Belt and Glove

Painting and Boots (Posted 16th October 2011)

Started the paint the belt

Started construction on the boots

LEDs, Gloves and Arm Armour (Posted 15th October 2011)

Josh wired up my LEDs today for the belt and the front and back of the chest.

I started and finished a gauntlet.

Also, started a arm armour section and added the ipod to it.

Gloves, Pouches, LEDs & Makeup Test (Posted 13th October 2011)

Started the gloves by adding the nails.
Charlotte made two pouches for the belt and clip harness.
Mounted the LEDs into the armour.
Second makeup test done by Charlotte.

Boot Work (Posted 6th October 2011)

Started moulding the upper boot base and added the clips. Run out of hot glue sticks so no more work until these arrive. :/

Template boots (Posted 5th October 2011)

Templated and cut out the foam for the armour boots.

Thigh armour time (Posted 2nd October 2011)

Templeted the thigh armour, cut out the pieces, shaped them and added detail to one of them. Covered in PVA to seal.

Also ironed the coat flat.

Added Shoulder Pads (Posted 30th September 2011)

Added the shoulder pads to the armour.

Adjusted the coat sides (Posted 29th September 2011)

Sorted the coat sides and hemmed them

More Coat (Posted 27th September 2011)

Hemmed the edges, the bottom and added the sleeves and hemmed them.

Josh was also kind enough to mess up his gauntlets so I can have them since they fit me fine, cheers.

Coat Beginings (Posted 18th September 2011)

Pattern cut out. Pieces cut out and the main coat shape sewn followed by the collar.

Belt Beginings (Posted 16th September 2011)

Belt armour templated. Then cut and shaped and stuck. Then I done more detail work on the chest piece.

Layering the armour (Posted 15th September 2011)

Layered the front chest piece

Cut out coat pattern (Posted 14th September 2011)

Coat pattern cut out.

Armour Straps (Posted 12th September 2011)

Added straps to the armour so it fits me and moulded it some more. Im now happy with the basic shape.

Armour Begins (Posted 11th September 2011)

Templated the base armour. Cut out the foam sections and started moulding.

Cloak Finished (Posted 7th September 2011)

Completed the cloak today by sizing and hemming the sleeves. Also the bottom of the robe to my size. Also added the collor section to hide the seam around the neck.

Cloak Beginings (Posted 4th September 2011)

Started the cloak by cutting out the material, and then piecing it together using the overlocker. Then made a hood pattern from a guide on the internest and pleated it to fit my cloak.

Need to hem the sleeves, hem the bottom and add the collor.

Bought Material and Patterns (Posted 28th July 2011)

Bought the material for the cloaks and the coat today along with the patterns needed. £177 all in all...